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Want To Stay Competitive? Hire Quickly, Stay Smart.

When it was an employer’s marketplace, you heard the term “hire slowly, fire quickly,” and that was sound advice in that environment. Following that advice now, however, can cost companies in competitiveness, reputation, and bottom-line results. Instead, companies should investigate adopting a “hire by date’ for each critical hire candidate. To illustrate the concept of a “buy by date,” Imagine that you’re at the farmers’ market and need to buy top-quality produce. If the market was open from 8 to 5, you could probably find good produce at any time. However, if you need exceptional quality produce, your best chance

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Why Having A Give-Back Philosophy Can Positively Impact Your Company and Your Community

“When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news,” Mr. Rogers said to his television neighbours, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. ‘”  It’s hard to process the current situation in Ukraine, especially for children, and that is why the quote above is so timely. However, we have seen an outpouring of support from around the world and help offered in many ways. The act of assisting or giving back has been proven to not only make you “feel” good, referred to as “helpers high,”

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The Candidate Experience – Why it’s Essential and How to Create One

What is a candidate experience? What does it take to create a great candidate experience? First, let’s define what a candidate’s experience is. How do candidates feel about your company once they experience your hiring process? This is especially important if you hire external recruiters to aid you. Why does a great candidate matter? It is vital to consider how your potential new hire feels during the hiring process because, good or bad those feelings will influence candidates’ decision to apply to your company or accept your job offer.   If they have a great experience, they will likely tell

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Sifting Through the Noise and Chaos – Working with Recruiting Concepts in Finding the Perfect Candidate

Let’s face it. Recruitment takes a lot of time, effort, and patience. And not everyone who manages a business, or a team has the time or the patience to deal with can be often referred to as “sifting through the chaos and the noise” to find that perfect candidate. At Recruiting Concepts, we take the time to fundamentally understand your business. That process starts by us asking targeted questions- What product or service do you offer? What is your company structure? What markets do you target? Of utmost importance is understanding your culture. That ensures that the candidates we present

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Want to Create Employee Engagement? Start by Focusing on Wellness.

What do creative spaces, business coaching and customized lessons have in common? They are some of the creative ways that businesses are ensuring the well-being of their staff. Employees want to feel connected, appreciated and engaged. The challenge is how do you accomplish that with staff that work remotely, hybrid or at the office. The easiest place to begin is with the workspace itself. Workplace Design Often referred to as environmental psychology, how a workspace is designed both in the office and at home can have a great impact on both productivity and general well-being. As Erika Mackay from nichefordesign

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Self-Love in the Workplace – It’s Not What You Think!

With February being the month of love the focus tends to be on romantic love, but there is a more critical kind of love-and that is self-love. Taking care of yourself is just like putting on your oxygen mask on a crashing airplane, necessary for your health and safety. To be clear, when we’re talking about self-love in the workplace, we’re referring to the care and keeping of you, so you can be the best you and better for those around you, too Negative self-judgment can undermine job performance and increase stress. In contrast, self-compassion—the loving-kindness, supportive treatment toward yourself

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“Today’s recruiter must be a marketer, sales person, career coach and psychologist all in one. But, at the core of it all, recruiters have to know their own company, work with hiring managers, and really know how to assess people. If they can bring this all together, they can be superstars in their organization.”

Josh Bersin